If it helps, they've only VERY recently (like this week) changed it so that approved/followed users can also pull people out of the greys by recommending them, and not just the authors. So I think you'll see a lot more people getting promoted with that change. » 9/23/14 4:16pm 4 minutes ago

If it weren't for the rest of her ill-considered, poorly worded speech, I would maybe be suspicious that Paula phrased it that way deliberately, to allude to the mental illness without outright claiming that was the case. But viewed in the context of the whole interview, I sincerely doubt she or any of her people are… » 9/23/14 12:43pm Today 12:43pm

I'm already followed by io9 (<3 yoooou!), but can I nominate http://cdog9231.kinja.com/, who cannot respond for himself because he is teaching children right now? He is my future brother-in-law and he loves io9 as much as I do. He's a stand up guy and he and I both wait with bated breath for CJA's movie reviews so we… » 9/22/14 1:07pm Yesterday 1:07pm

I am an intelligent person and an unrepentant feminist, and I honestly don't know what the thesis is either. I feel like there are salient points in here, but they're only loosely connected and not well stated. It reads like a first draft where you just got all your thoughts on paper at once, before you went back and… » 9/22/14 1:20pm Yesterday 1:20pm

I'm a bit late to the party here, but I thoight I would chime in. I went to the doctor last year for anxiety that wasn't technically severe, but it was severe enough that I often talked out loud to myself in public places to break racing trains of thought, and almost cried when occupied cabs drove past me when I was… » 9/20/14 8:56am Saturday 8:56am

I...I mean...just...WHAT? Abbie is clearly the main character of the show. The journey is her story, and Ichabod's is sort of along for the ride because it's entwined. The relationship between Abbie and Ichabod carries the narrative along most frequently, but the actual main plot is just as linked to Abbie and… » 9/19/14 3:41pm Friday 3:41pm

+1000. I actually get this a lot as a Game of Thrones book reader who occasionally has problems with the show. "Why do you even watch it if you hate it so much?!?" You critique things because you love them and you want them to stop being/doing/saying X thing that you don't like. That doesn't mean you think the… » 9/18/14 12:33pm Thursday 12:33pm

I can't ever decide which is worse, the Brown line, with all its entitled rich people, or the Red line with one million tourists who have no idea how to act on public transit. Probably the Brown, because they SHOULD know better. The amount of dudes who keep their backpacks on and women who throw their humongous bags… » 9/18/14 1:56pm Thursday 1:56pm